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“Sweet little place”

Baristas Coffee House and Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Hertfordshire
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Sweet little place”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

My friend and I were about to pop to costa coffee with her toddler for a quick drink. We saw the sign and agreed we should support independant coffee shops. Once we were inside we realised it wasn't the ideal place to bring a pram and a toddler. However the owner was really welcoming and polite and went out of her way to make us comfortable.

We only had coffees and a flapjack which came in a plastic packet unfortunately. Even if it was presented out of its packet it would help give an impression of homemade even if it wasn't homemade!

These kind of places can beat costa hands down by serving homemade treats and tea in lovely china. I would go again (without the toddler!) but would like to see homemade treats. Everyone else there was really enjoying the food and it seemed like it was busy with local people which is always a good sign.

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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“fresh food, great taste and very good value”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Went here yesterday as i couldn't find a seat in the local pub; I was very glad we did. As the title suggests it is a small cafe but don't let that put you off. I had croque madame (ham, cheese and an egg on bloomer bread) and my wife had a brochette with tomato and garlic mixture. The croque was far superior to the ones you get in a Cafe Rouge and both dishes were fresh and home made, both were less that £6 each, and we were full at the end.
The cafe does cakes and jacket potatoes etc, all looked very good.
Will go again when next in the village.

  • Visited December 2013
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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Value Lunch”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Just had a lovely lunch here with my daughter, great value for money...HUGE portions, friendly service and cosy

  • Visited December 2013
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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superb lunch!”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Greta value for this quaint little tea shop with fresh food, excellent service and great value for money. A definite hit!

Visited November 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent quality”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Has a fantastic time here with my in-laws recently.

It's tucked in on the high street.. But we all found it they offered Fantastic food, served quickly with very good prices :-)

We'll be back and wish you the very best

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